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How to Prepare ZMorph 2.0 SX for CNC Milling

In this tutorial, you will learn what you need to do in order to start CNC milling with your ZMorph 2.0 SX machine.

In the beginning, turn off the machine and detach the cooling fans in front and in the back of the carriage. Now, take off your currently used toolhead. Detailed instructions how to do it can be found here.

Now take your CNC PRO toolhead. Unscrew the mounting chuck, insert the provided mill cutter into the collet and tighten the chuck firmly using provided 13 and 17 wrench). Note that the cutter should at least end with the collet (recommended value is 50mm between cutters end and flat aluminium mounting plate - please refer to the graphics).

 

Put the CNC PRO toolhead into the X-carriage, insert the screw and attach the cables accordingly. You can follow previously mentioned tutorial. Turn on the machine and go to Settings > Change Toolhead menu and tap CNC PRO icon.

Push the printing bed to the back of the machine. Unplug the bed and pull it to the front again. Gently lift the table from the mounting magnets.

Take the plywood table, and put it in the same place as the printing bed before. The magnets and 5mm pins should position in tightly. Make sure there is no looseness in the connection.

If your previous table was pre-calibrated in standard way (40mm above base plate) then little, or no calibration will be necessary. Just make sure that tip of the milling bit is slightly above the bed itself, so you won't break it when moving X or Y axis (use it only for z-axis adjustment - since there are no springs under plywood table, you can't calibrate it).

Now your machine is ready to start milling with the CNC PRO toolhead!

NOTES:

  • Safety first! Read this article before starting any milling with CNC PRO toolhead.
  • If you have older version of the table with 3 springs underneath, you can calibrate your table using standard touchprobe procedure
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